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Readers' Rigs
The PezCycling News Readers' Rigs is our version of the post ride coffee stop 'show & shine', where you PEZ-Fans show & tell us about your own personal bike. Looking at beautiful bicycles never gets old so if you've got a ride you think is special, send us an email with a short intro to your bike and why you think it deserves a place on our hallowed halls. • Use the subject line "Readers' Rigs" and email us at [email protected]


Friday March 8, 2019
We love a repeat customer here on Readers' Rigs and today it's Nick from California who last featured here with a fairly standard Cannondale but today he shows us his new rig, a full custom build from Franco Latigo decked out with Campagnolo gears and Bora One wheels.
Saturday March 2, 2019
Seeing as the gaze of all cycle race fans will be on Belgium on Saturday, today's Readers' Rig is a large Ridley Helium SL decked out in retro Belgian Lotto team colors. The bike is a new addition to reader Steve's stable, but one that he is already well and truly in love with.
Friday February 22, 2019
You just can't beat steel and Brain Tjaden in Sausalito, California is in love with his lugged, handmade Mondonico shod with Shimano Dura Ace. This is no 'Old Classic' but a modern bike made in the Classic style... and style it has by the bucketful.
Saturday February 16, 2019
Today's Readers' Rig is a look at one of the most innovative bike designs in the modern peloton, the LOOK 795. One man who has fallen completely for its unique style is PEZ fan, Peter from California and today he shows us his 795 decked out with Dura Ace Di2, ENVE wheels and more.
Friday February 1, 2019
A completely unique Baum from Down Under that's custom in every way. Stephen Amos in Brisbane, Australia has a very unique steed: A hand crafted Corretto by Baum, shod with a Campagnolo Super Record group and Enve wheels and finishing kit. A custom paint job classic look with a unique twist. It's Retro Readers' Rigs time!
Saturday January 19, 2019
It's time for another Retro Readers' Rigs, the column where PEZ-Fans send in photos and a story about their bikes. A Readers' Rig could be anything from a $15,000 carbon fibre super machine to a vintage racer or something that's completely out of the ordinary like this custom painted stainless steel bike with retro style downtube shifters and drilled out brake levers.
Saturday January 12, 2019
Today's Readers' Rig may come from England but it's certainly not a standard British machine and with its Bottecchia frame and custom painted parts by its owner Phil this is a bike that certainly stands out.
Saturday January 5, 2019
And now for something completely different - an MTB on PEZ! Yes, we're a roadie site and proud of it but when PEZ fan Dick - a keen roadie himself - sent in pics of his Pro Cruiser MTB even our roadie brains were interested in this bike. It's one of only 600 that were made between 1978 and 1984 and makes claim to being the first production MTB.
Saturday December 29, 2018
Back in the 1990's Colnago was the dream of many cyclists and it was certainly the case for today's reader, Peter from the UK. Peter actually bought his rare Tecnos frame back in that era and has lovingly cared for it ever since.
Saturday December 22, 2018
Today's Readers' Rig is an undeniably flashy ride with its bold Spanish Champion's paint scheme and Corima Carbon wheels this Pinarello Prince stands out on the roads of Ireland as its owner races it hard in the local Master's races.
Thursday December 13, 2018
After reading about a classic bike restoration here on Pez, reader Paul from Oregon couldn't help but perform a resto of his own. His weapon of choice is this 1963 Cinelli Supercorsa that thanks to some fine restoration looks just as fine as the day it was sold over half a century ago.
Thursday December 6, 2018
We've had everything from custom carbon, aero wonder superbikes and even museum stunners featured in Readers' Rigs but we've never had a bull horned, custom steel bike until today. Kevin from Lancanshire's unique steel ride certainly qualifies for Readers' Rigs though as he and his machine have a very cool story behind their time together that includes over 25 years of ownership of ups and downs and thousands upon thousands of miles.
Friday November 30, 2018
Let's step back in time for a look at a classic machine from Italy decked out in Italy's finest Campagnolo C-Record of the era - a Tommasini Diamante. From Italy to North Carolina to the International pages of Pez, it's Readers' Rigs time.
Friday November 9, 2018
Normally associated with Ferrari, today's Readers' Rig is instead a Lamborghini styled Colnago C50 modified by its owner for his ultimate ride. A highly original custom paint job, Campagnolo record gearing, Zipp wheels and a light weight are just some of the features of this unique ride.
Friday October 19, 2018
Today we welcome back one of our most famous Readers' Rigs alumni, George from San Diego. His new rig is an Italian stallion, Bianche Oltre XR.2 like no other with custom celeste touches throughout and a truly unique Campag/Sram E-Tap 4 speed gearing setup!
Friday May 4, 2018
As a lover of high end bikes, our reader Andy from Connecticut was always going to get a special bike when he went bike shopping but instead of just another off the shelf option he instead went all out with a sweet custom Favaloro Puma XLIGHT from Italy decked out with full Campag Super Record of course. Bellissimo!
Friday April 6, 2018
This Trek is a special bike for many reasons: it has suspension, it has ridden Paris-Roubaix, it's an ex-team bike and it holds great memories of a wonderful man who is no longer with us. Martin Clark put the bike together in memory of his friend and took it back to Roubaix.
Friday March 2, 2018
Today's reader is Aaron from Australia who has recently added to his ever growing stable of Specialized bikes with a new Allez Sprint LTD in bright pink which certainly doesn't go unnoticed on the roads down under.
Friday February 16, 2018
Today's rig is a Cervélo S3 that was bought as a frame only back in 2011 but has received some classy upgrades to put it easily on par with more modern machines. Built up with SRAM Red and some sweet carbon rims from Fairwheelbikes the bike weighs in at a very light 6.32 kg to make it a great climbing and flats bike for owner Twain from San Francisco.
Saturday January 27, 2018
After Ed Hood's look at some stunning track bikes from the 80s, today we look at an iconic Readers' Rig. A custom steel effort with a difference, based on a Shimano promotional poster from the '80s. With the frame copied perfectly from the poster the owner himself then hit the spraybooth to paint his creation with the result being such a cool bike that Shimano themselves bought it and now have it displayed in their bike museum in Japan!